MAPS Air Museum - Beechcraft C-45 Expeditor SNB-5
Bill Maloney

01BeechcraftC45Expeditor 02BeechcraftC45Expeditor 03BeechSNB5MainGear 04BeechSNB5TailWheel
01 Beechcraft C-45 Expeditor 02 Beechcraft C-45 Expeditor 03 Beech SNB5 Main Gear 04 Beech SNB5 Tail Wheel
05BeechSNB5PitotTubes 06PrattWhitneyR985RadialEngine 07BeechcraftC45Expeditor 08PrattWhitneyR985RadialEngine
05 Beech SNB5 Pitot Tubes 06 Pratt & Whitney R985 Radial Engine 07 Beechcraft C-45 Expeditor 08 Pratt & Whitney R985 Radial Engine
09 Beechcraft C-45 Expeditor

Beech C-45/SNB5 Expeditor Specifications:

Other Beechcraft C-45 Expeditors and a Beech Super 18 at other aviation museums in the northeast
Beech C-45 Expeditor at the Air Mobility Command Museum Beechcraft C-45 Expeditor at Floyd Bennett Field, Brooklyn, NY
Another Beech C-45 Expeditor can be found at the Air Mobility Command Museum in Dover, DE A Beech C-45 Expeditor at the Historical Aircraft Restoration Program at Floyd Bennett Field, Brooklyn, NY
Beechcraft AT-11Kansan Beechcraft Super 18
A Beechcraft AT-11 Kansan at the US Air Force Museum in Dayton, OH The civilian version of the C-45, the Beechcraft Super 18, can be found at the Mid Atlantic Air Museum in Reading, PA
Beechcraft C-45  Expeditor Beechcraft E-17S Expeditor
A Beechcraft C-45 Expeditor at the 1941 Historical Aircraft Group in Geneseo, NY Beechcraft E-18S Expeditor at the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum in Mount Hope, Ontario, Canada

Length: 34 feet, 3 inches
47 feet, 8 inches
10 feet, 0 inches
2 + 4
Empty 5,900lbs Loaded - 7,800 lbs
Max Speed: 224 mph
Cruise Speed: 145 mph
Range: 745 miles
Service Ceiling: 20,000 feet
Powerplant: Pratt & Whitney R-985-AN-1 Wasp Junior 450hp
Fuel Capacity: 250 gallons
First Flight : 1943
Cost: $59,000

Here's a Youtube Video of a C-45 Expeditor taking off viewed from the cabin. Although it was not a C-45, the "Flight of the Phoenix" aircraft used wings from a C-45. This Youtube Video shows that stunt plane with the C-45 wings doing flybys then crashing, killing the pilot Paul Mantz.. Not exactly a successful airframe design. One more C-45 Youtube Video features the Commemorative Air Force's Expeditor taxiing in the first few seconds of the segment.

MAPS Air Museum Main Page

Military & Aviation Museums Main Page